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The Sarratt Student Center is named for Charles Madison Sarratt (1888-1978), whose bust (and personal “mission statement”) decorate the original main entrance. Sarratt had a storied 62-year career, during which he taught mathematics, served as Dean of Students, Vice-Chancellor Emeritus, Dean of Alumni and (for four brief months in 1945), Chancellor Pro Tempore.

Sarratt Student Center reflects the product of four distinct phases of construction. Rand Dining Hall was built in 1952, its location central to Vanderbilt Campus. In 1974, Sarratt was erected in the form of two buildings — the cinema/art gallery, and the Glove Lounge/Overcup Oak — joined by an elevated walkway, under which students could pass to reach Rand. The dining hall and bookstore were rebuilt and expanded in 1986 at a cost of $6 million. In 2000, the 56,000-square-foot Sarratt complex received an 18,000-square-foot expansion in the form of the enclosed Promenade and the 3rd floor Skylight. Student complaints of Sarratt’s being confusingly arranged, poorly lit and visually unnerving were addressed by joining the 3 separate Rand/Sarratt buildings into the single large structure of today.

2302 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37240

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday

7am – 12am
8am – 12am

Students have 24/7 card access during all other hours.

*Hours subject to change during the summer and academic breaks*

Overcup Oak Pub


Overcup Oak Pub has been a staple of the Sarratt Student Center experience since it opened in 1974. The Pub caters to those looking for true pub fare–burgers, paninis, fries, chicken fingers, and more. For the past 43 years, The Pub has been one of the best spots on campus to meet up with a professor or just sit back and cheer on our ‘Dores.

The Pub Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 11am-9pm
Friday: 11am-8pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 3pm-9pm


Last Drop Coffee Shop

Newly renovated in 2010, Last Drop Coffee Shop offers a rotating menu of panini, frozen yogurt flavors, and cupcakes; as well as its classic smoothie and Starbuck’s coffee menu. No matter what time of day, Last Drop Coffee Shop will have what you crave.

Coffee Shop Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 7am-9pm
Friday: 7am-3pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 3pm-9pm


Rand Dining Center

 Rand Dining Center offers a central location, great food, and a comfortable atmosphere provide students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to gather, socialize, and interact. Rand retail offers a variety of foods such as baked goods, made-for-you or build-your own salads, regional favorites like Mediterranean and Asian foods, and gourmet chef specials at Chef James Bistro.


Rand Dining Center Hours:
Monday: 7am-3pm
Tuesday: 7am-3pm; 4:30pm-7pm
Wednesday: 8am-3pm; 4:30pm-7pm
Thursday: 8am-3pm
Friday: 8am-3pm
Saturday: 10am-2pm
Sunday: 10am-2pm

Chef James Bistro Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 11am-7:30pm
Friday: 11am-3pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 4:30pm-7:30pm

Pi and Leaf:
Monday – Friday: 11am-9pm
Saturday & Sunday: 5pm-9pm


Jr. Varsity Market

Jr. Varsity Market–the “Munchie Mart”–features grab-and-go lunch and snack options. With a balance between traditional on-the-run snacks and the fresh nutritional options such as VanGo sandwiches, salads, yogurt, fresh fruit, sushi, edamame; the Munchie Mart offers a nutritional version of fast food.


Jr. Varsity Market Hours:


Baseball Glove Lounge

By popular demand and cultural norm, the Baseball Glove Lounge has become the most popular quiet study space on campus. Central to the hussle and bussle of Sarratt Student Center, the Baseball Glove Lounge is enveloped in an eerie silence that enhances the beautiful views of Alumni Lawn and makes for the perfect cozy study nook.

Since Sarratt opened its doors in 1974, the Baseball Glove Lounge has played host to its namesake–a replica of the famous Joe Chair. Italian designers de Pas, D’Urbino, Lomazzi created the Joe Chair (named for Joe DiMaggio) in 1970. It gained fame when this modern piece of furniture was exhibited at MoMa in 1972. So stop by and be part of Vanderbilt’s little piece of modern art history.


3U Game Room

The 3U Games Room opened in the summer of 2009 after Vanderbilt Student Government and Sarratt Student Center collaborated to liven up the space. Surrounded by “Dores” of the past, students venture to 3U to relax over a game of pool or fooseball. All equipment needed for a game of 9-ball or a quick fooseball match are located right there. Just steps away from The Pub the 3U Games Room offers an elevated pool hall feel.



Sarratt Art Studios

 Since 1975 Sarratt Art Studios has been the best-kept secret on Vanderbilt University’s campus. Ten-week non-credit classes are open to Vanderbilt students, faculty/staff and the Nashville community. We offer a variety of the classes in photography, pottery, jewelry, drawing, painting, book arts, printmaking, fused glass and more. All classes are taught by some of the finest Nashville artists at very affordable prices.


Contact Information:
Sarratt Art Studios http://www.vanderbilt.edu/sarrattart/


Sarratt Gallery

The Sarratt Gallery showcases artists from all over the country as well as from Vanderbilt. Shows change each month, and include the popular Holiday Arts Festival, which features contemporary crafts by Tennessee artists. See the Gallery website for an exhibition calendar. The Gallery is located in the main lobby of the Sarratt Student Center. For additional information, call 322-2471. All events are open to the public free of charge.


Contact Information
Campus Events
343 Sarratt Student Center
(615) 322-2471
Fax: (615) 343-8081
E-Mail: David Heustess


Sarratt Lounge

The Sarratt Lounge extends the coffee house feel outside the borders of Last Drop Coffee Shop. This comfy, funky place to hang out, socialize, or enjoy a beverage has become a new hit with the students and staff. The retro inspired furniture and bright colors pay tribute to and embraces the building’s age and provides a modern twist.


VU Dance

Vanderbilt Dance Program provides a curriculum of dance classes in all areas and levels of expertise. The program offers classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Hip-Hop, Pas de Deux, Pointe, Irish, Contact Improvisation, Choreography, Bharatanatyam (classical dance of India), Belly Dance, Ballroom, Swing, Salsa and Latin plus Pilates and Yoga. Instructors are extremely experienced and encourage students to reach their highest potential. Each class presents opportunities for students to experience the physical benefits of dance education, as well as provides opportunities to enhance artistic, intellectual and creative growth. In addition, the dance program hosts master classes, workshops and residencies with local and national dance professionals.


Contact Information:
VU Dance Program

Student Media

Vanderbilt Student Communications, Inc. exists to provide the students and other members of the Vanderbilt community specific services and outcomes, primarily, (1) the provision of an environment that fosters the development of students’ skills in leadership, management, human relations, and fiscal responsibility in a unique cocurricular setting that allows for high levels of participation in daily-run, product-oriented organizations; (2) the provision of realistic opportunities for students to learn and gain competency in specialized mass communications skills ranging from writing, editing, computer-aided design and production, advertising creation, sales and accounting, to television and radio production, program conception, and on-air participation; and (3) the provision to the campus community of print and broadcast media serving as forums for free expression, allowing the exchange of ideas, dissemination of news, outlets for creative work, and vehicles for entertainment, fulfilling a role critically essential to the health of a vibrant university in a democratic society.

Contact Information

Vanderbilt Student Communications, Inc.
2301 Vanderbilt Place
VU Station B 351669
Nashville, TN 37235

Telephone: 615-322-6610
Fax: 615-343-2756

E-mail: chris.carroll@vanderbilt.edu
Website: http://www.vandymedia.org/


Office of Greek life

The Office of Greek Life is a team of caring and committed advocates for the fraternity and sorority experience who challenges students to uphold the values espoused by their organizations in order to remain relevant to the mission of Vanderbilt University and the Office of the Dean of Students. We provide education and support that adds value to students’ holistic collegiate experience, thus producing well-rounded citizens of a global society. We achieve these ends through intentional partnerships with campus departments, community agencies, and international fraternity and sorority staff and alumni volunteers.

Contact Information

Office of Greek Life
Office of the Dean of Students
207 Sarratt Student Center
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37235

Telephone: 615-322-2048
Fax: 615-343-8081
E-mail: greeklife@vanderbilt.edu
Website: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/greek_life


Student Organizations

The Office of Student Organizations strives to encourage co-curricular learning and personal development through intentional student engagement. Student Organizations connects the campus community by highlighting opportunities for meaningful involvement and providing tools to help manage and track the co-curricular student experience. We support the mission-driven work of student organizations and seek to equip student leaders with vital skills and resources in order to make their organizations more effective, inclusive, impactful, and sustainable.


Contact Information

Student Organizations
Office of the Dean of Students
207 Sarratt Student Center
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37235

Telephone: 615-322-7993
Fax: 615-343-8081

Email: studentorganizations@vanderbilt.edu
Website: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/studentorgs



Office of Dean of students

The Office of the Dean of Students serves a central role in student learning and development at Vanderbilt, advancing the University’s mission of teaching, research, and service by fostering academic and social networks through which students develop as intentional learners and global citizens. The Office of the Dean of Students creates opportunities to involve students, faculty and staff in diverse learning communities and provides a critical support structure for enriching the overall student experience. We achieve these ends through strategic alignment, both internally and in concert with other university departments.

Contact Information

310 Sarratt Student Center
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37235

Telephone: 615-322-6400
Fax: 615-343-3702

E-mail: deanofstudents@vandebilt.edu
Website: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/deanofstudents/


Office of Student Accountability, Community Standards, & Academic Intergrity

The Office of Student Accountability, Community Standards, & Academic Integrity promotes good citizenship within the Vanderbilt University community through education. Students are expected to respect themselves and others, to act responsibly, and to be accountable for their actions. The student accountability system addresses student violations of University policy through fair, consistent, and confidential procedures.

Contact Information

301 Rand Hall
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37235

Telephone: 615-322-7868
Fax: 615-343-7871

Email: studentaccountability@vanderbilt.edu


Inclusion Initiatives and Cultural Competence

Welcome to the Office of Inclusion Initiatives and Cultural Competence. The mission of the IICC is to promote an environment of cultural competency, inclusivity, and awareness on the Vanderbilt campus. We accomplish this through the creation of intentional programming initiatives and trainings for students, faculty, and staff that promote social justice, an ability to instigate and participate in constructive conversations surrounding difference, and holistic identity development. We provide structured support to our multicultural, international student scholars, as well as students with disabilities, and foster intentional partnerships with relevant offices on campus. Through our efforts, we are helping to move Vanderbilt forward as an institution dedicated to all forms of racial, cultural, gender, religious, and sexual identity expression and equipping our students with the tools they need to effect change in an increasingly diverse world.

Contact Information

Office of Intercultural Affairs
310 Sarratt Student Center
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37235

Telephone: 615-322-6400
Fax: 615-343-3702

E-mail: iicc@vanderbilt.com
Website: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/iicc/


Student Leadership Development

The Office of Student Leadership Development (OSLD) at Vanderbilt would like to extend a warm welcome.  Our office is dedicated to fostering leadership development for all students who desire to engage in lifelong learning. We encourage you to stop by our office in Sarratt 339 and get to know us.  Whether you want to meet to have a conversation about leadership theory, personal development, your path to success or simply have a conversation about your day, we welcome you with open arms.

Contact Information

Office of Student Leadership Development
339 Sarratt Student Center
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37235

Telephone: 615-343-6200
Fax: 615-343-3702

E-mail: studentleadership@vanderbilt.edu
Website: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/leadership/


office of active citizenship & service

The mission of the Office of Active Citizenship and Service (OACS) is to create a culture for exploration and learning followed by critical reflection and action for the common good.

OACS empowers students and their service organizations to become involved in the community through volunteerism, issue awareness, education, advocacy, and activism. OACS offers a growing number of experiential learning opportunities locally, nationally, and globally. We encourage and support students to become more engaged in the community through active citizenship.

Contact Information

Office of Active Citizenship and Service
305 Sarratt Student Center
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37235

Telephone: 615-343-7878

Email: oacs@vanderbilt.edu
Website: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/oacs/


office of arts & campus events

The Office of Arts & Campus Events (ACE) includes the major arts and campus programming initiatives on Vanderbilt’s campus: Vanderbilt Programming Board, Transfer Orientation,  International Lens Film Series, Rhythm & Roots Performance Company, Sarratt Art Studios, Sarratt Youth Art Institute, Vanderbilt Dance Program, and the Vanderbilt Performing Arts Council. The Office of Arts & Campus Event’s mission is to facilitate and promote diverse programming for the Vanderbilt and Nashville Community that cultivates social engagement, cultural enrichment, artistic exploration and intellectual growth.

Contact Information

Office of Arts & Campus Events
Third Floor, Sarratt Student Center
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37235

Telephone: 615-322-2471
Website: https://www.vanderbilt.edu/artsandevents/



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